League Announcement

The Save the Redwoods League Board of Directors, from left: Melinda Thomas, Peter Frazier, James Sergi, Peggy Light, Justin Faggioli, Andy Vought, Mary Wright and Rosemary Cameron. Sam Livermore not pictured. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Save the Redwoods League Elects Melinda M. Thomas as Board Chair and Samuel M. Livermore as Vice Chair of Board of Directors

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SAN FRANCISCO (October 22, 2013)—Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced the election of Melinda M. Thomas, Samuel M. Livermore and Justin Faggioli. The newly elected officers bring extensive executive leadership and philanthropic experience to the League. Thomas, Livermore and Faggioli are longtime members of the League’s Board of Directors and Council and are passionate leaders and advocates for the redwoods. View and download the full press release.

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General Sherman Tree

Family Guide to the Giant Sequoias Offers Travel Tips, Activities and More!

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 17, 2013)—Introducing the Family Guide to the Giant Sequoias, the brand-new sister publication to the popular Family Guide to the Coast Redwoods. Download the free Family Guide to the Giant Sequoias for a wealth of travel tips, activities and more for parents who want to introduce children to the wonders of the redwood forest. Outdoor adventures aren’t just for summertime—the sequoias are a fabulous cold-weather travel destination. Want to know the most scenic routes, where to find the world’s largest sequoias, and where to stop for a hearty meal? In the Family Guide to the Sequoias, you’ll get lots of inside information on where to go, what to pack, and what to do to make the most of this special experience. The guide is a valuable resource for all the busy parents, grandparents, family members or guardians who want to plan a fun, memorable adventure into the forest. View and download the full press release.

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Your support enabled repair of this seasonal bridge, which allows visitors to reach campsites, parking and trails at Standish-Hickey State Park.

Bridge, Tunnel Open, Thanks to You

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  • Thanks to your gifts, the seasonal Standish-Hickey bridge is now open, restoring visitor access for the first time in three years to 61 stunning redwoods campsites.
  • Skunk Train service from Willits has resumed after your League gifts enabled repair of a collapsed tunnel. Riding the train is the only way to see the ancient Noyo River Redwoods that you protected in 2011. Service from Fort Bragg is expected to resume later this month.
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Visit a redwood park, capture your trip with a camera, then enter our photo contest! Photo by Jon Parmentier, finalist in the 2010 Online Photo Contest.

Have What It Takes to Capture a Giant and Inspire a Generation?

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (July 2, 2013)—Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced its online photo contest to raise awareness and protect redwood forests. The League’s Know Wonder© online photo contest invites U.S. residents to capture every angle of the redwood forest, from the smallest critters inhabiting the forest floor to the magnificence of the tree canopy, for a chance to win prizes. Through this photo contest the League encourages contest participants to experience one of the most unique ecosystems in the world. View and download the full press release.

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Photo by Paolo Vescia

First-Ever Parent’s Guide to Redwoods Offers Travel Tips, Activities and More!

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (May 14, 2013)—Before you pack up your vehicle full of camping gear this summer be sure to download Save the Redwoods League’s new Parent’s Guide to the Coast Redwoods. This first edition provides travel tips, activities and more for parents that want to introduce children to the wonders of the redwood forest. It is chock-full of inside information on where to go, what to pack, and what to do to make the most of the experience. This valuable resource will help the busy parent, grandparent, family member or guardian plan a memorable, fun-filled adventure into the forest. View and download the full press release.

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Photo by Julie Martin

Winter Holiday Events in the Redwoods

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The holidays are a unique and lovely time to visit the redwoods. You can see the redwoods in all their winter glory by attending one of these fun and festive events.

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Ruskin K. Hartley at the 2011 Noyo River Redwoods Celebration. Photo by Paolo Vescia

Save the Redwoods League Thanks Ruskin K. Hartley for 15 Years of Service to Protect Redwood Forests

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SAN FRANCISCO (November 1, 2012)—Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwoods throughout their natural range, today accepted Ruskin K. Hartley’s resignation. After 15 years of service to Save the Redwoods League and the redwoods, Hartley feels it is time for new challenges. For six of the 15 years, Hartley served as the League’s Executive Director and Secretary to the Board of Directors. Before this role, Hartley held two other positions including the Director of Conservation and Education and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist. View and download the full press release.

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Photo of Jim Larson by Larry Wagner, Fort Bragg.

Save The Redwoods League Appoints James Larson as President and Melinda Thomas as Vice President of Board Of Directors

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SAN FRANCISCO (October 10, 2012) – Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwoods throughout their natural range, today announced the appointment of James Larson and Melinda Thomas as President and Vice President of the Board of Directors, respectively. View and download the full press release.

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Big Tree‰Û in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park.

New Blog Offers ‘Giant Thoughts’ on Our Work

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Check out the new Save the Redwoods League blog, Giant Thoughts, a place for personal insights into our organization and our work. Here you’ll find viewpoints from our leaders and special guest bloggers. Please join the conversation by posting your stories and comments. Be sure to share this blog with your friends and family!

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You can send this photo as an ecard to your dad. Photo by Julie Martin

Remember Dad: Free Father’s Day ecards; take him on a hike

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Remember your dad on Father’s Day June 17 by sending him a free redwoods ecard! Take him to the forest using our enhanced Redwoods Finder interactive map, complete with suggested itineraries that include nearby restaurants and other attractions.

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Photo by Save the Redwoods League

Visit Forest, Stay Informed Via Our New Website

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The new SaveTheRedwoods.org makes it easier to visit the forest and follow the latest protection work that you make possible. You’ll also see large forest photos and more of them, a fun facts page, and videos and stories about people like you.

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You’ve Supported Amazing Forests in 2011

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You, our members, can be proud of all Save the Redwoods League has achieved in fiscal year 2011 thanks to your generosity: Read about how you helped protect towering ancient giants facing imminent harvest along the Noyo River (pictured). Learn how 100 of you planted seedings in memory of a conservation hero. And see how our Education Program inspired children across the nation to write to President Obama.

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Jeff Norman

Event Honors Naturalist, History of Big Sur Parcel

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A celebration this month commemorated the late naturalist Jeff Norman (pictured) and his commitment to protecting Big Sur. His property was safeguarded when it was sold to Save the Redwoods League. The celebration featured the unveiling of a new plaque marking the history of 20 acres that we recently purchased and restored in 2010, thanks to our members. The ridgetop property, bordered by Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and Los Padres National Forest, is upslope from old-growth redwood forest.

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High School Volunteers Improve Big Sur Park Trails

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Trails in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park were improved this month, thanks to our members and a $28,600 grant from Save the Redwoods League. The grant enabled high school student volunteers (pictured) to repair the fire-damaged Oak Grove Trail and more in this redwood park

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Member Appreciation Day: July 16, Henry Cowell Redwoods

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Save the Redwoods League members are invited to join League staff and volunteers for a cookout, music, kids’ activities and guided hikes on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park (pictured).

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League Certified as Green Business

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Save the Redwoods League is honored to be one of only 10 nonprofits certified by the strict San Francisco Green Business Program, which helps San Francisco businesses operate in an environmentally responsible manner and recognizes them for their efforts. Certification means City and County of San Francisco auditors have verified that a business complies with stringent environmental standards to reduce waste, prevent pollution and conserve resources.

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New Facts, Search, Photos in Redwood Regions Maps

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Check out the new features of our interactive maps of the redwood regions that will help you plan your trips and learn more about the forests. You’ll find hundreds of forest facts, Flickr photos on the maps, search by location, directions by transit and events integrated into the parks profiles.

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